Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Friday, February 25, 2011

Due Date

Tomorrow is officially my due date, but we all know that babies very rarely come on their due dates. Once tomorrow is over I will be overdue and then I figure baby has to come. I have gone a couple of days before my due date and last time 2 days late so i figure this little one should be making an appearance pretty soon. I hope. I am beginning to get a little bit anxious. I just want to hold this little one so bad.

So for now we will wait some more and when there is any news I will let you all know.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just Waiting

O.k. I have 3 days until my due date and I just feel like this baby is never going to come. I really think I will be going over which is o.k. but I really, really, really want to have this baby. Just saw the midwife yesterday and everything looks great. my next appt is scheduled for next Tuesday, I am praying I see her before then. I know the day will come when I will be holding this child in my arms, but today it feels like it won't be for an eternity. I know that is not true, just beginning to have a hard time waiting.
So fro now I will enjoy these last days or weeks of being pregnant and rejoice when i finally do go into labor.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Feeling Blessed

I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful church family. Yesterday was fellowship Sunday so me and a couple of the girls went to church. Reaghan had a migrane and daddy knew I really wanted to go to church one more time before baby comes. I was so blessed yesterday by the fellowship and encouragement form everyone. You know how it feels those last couple of days where you are irritable, tired , worn out, and you just want to have the baby. Well yesterday I didn't feel that way adn it felt so good. This is the church we were at when we lost our baby 16 months ago and they were so good to us.
Just this morning a young lady called me and wanted to tell me she was thinking about me and praying for me. She was a very special person to me when I lost Elias. It just feels good to know that they love you and are there with you during the ups and downs. I feel the prayers of this church body and the love of Christ through them. Thsi is what God wants from all of us. Such a beautiful example of who Christ is. I just pray that I too can be an example of Christ to someone.

Not even sure if I am making sense in this post I just feel very blessed today by the prayers and fellowship of all these families. Thank you Milliard you have truly blessed our family.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Just Rambling

O.k. my ticker is off by one day. I really have 8 days left until my due date but I am too lazy to fix it.

So yesterday was absolutely beautiful here, the sun was shining, it was warm outside, and snow was melting very quickly. I decided we needed to go and do something. So we went and spent the whole day at the zoo. We didn't get home until 7:45 last night, and mommy was wiped out. I thought spending the day at the zoo walking around might help get a few contractions going, but it didn't. All it did was make me a very sore and tired momma, but the kids had fun so I guess that made it worth it.

My back and legs were so sore when I got home I could hardly walk and my older children thought that was so funny. When I finally got to sleep last night I slept like a baby and if felt so good. I have decided the baby will probably not be coming for a while so for now I will just sit and wait. Daddy really wants baby to come this weekend so he can have some time off from work. How nice is that hurry up and have the baby I need a vacation. I think he will be back to work on Monday unless we are pleasantly surprised.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Children's Museum

I took the kids to the children's museum about a week and a half ago and they had a blast. This is Levi after he painted his face and big sis decided to paint a pirate patch.
Brecken fell in love with the fireman hat and boots. The boots were so big she could hardley walk in them but she sure didn't want to take them off.

Big sissy Maclae helped Kharis with the tricycles. They spent a good hour on them.
Here is Levi in the canoe. He thought he was driving a car. We all had a great day but boy was mommy wiped out at the end.

Just a little note. I thought that I had already rotated the pictures but as you can see I didn't. This momma is way to tired to change them so sorry about the kink you will get in your neck.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

2 Weeks

Well today I have two weeks until my due date. Things are changing just very slowly which is fine with me. I seem to always do this the last month. Just makes it easier on me when the day finally comes.

Daddy and I went to Omaha and bought the last of the things that we need. We are going to get the co-sleeper set up in our room this weekend. Baby clothes have been washed, birth kit is ready, meals are planned, and now we will just wait until the Lord decides for this little one to be born. I have a different feeling than I ever have before. I can't explain it. I don't like the labor part but I don't seem to be stressed about it like I normally am. By now I am having sleepless nights wondering how I am going to get through the labor. This time I am just having sleepless nights because I am uncomfortable. So for now I will deal with my sleepless nights and dream about thsi new little one who we will soon be welcoming into our family.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Daddy's Birthday

Feb. 3rd was daddy's birthday and we wanted to surprise him with a blessing of gifts. He had told us for many days before that he didn't need anything. Well maybe he didn't need anything but we knew there were still things we could get him that he would like. He works so hard for this family that we wanted to show him how much we appreciate him. I think sometimes we forget to shower the men and dads in our with love so that is what we did .

Here he is opening up his gift from Levi. Levi wanted to get him a box of Sour Patch Kids which was very sweet. There was only one problem by the time we got home there were only 8 left in the box. I guess he decided to taste test them for Daddy first. Then after daddy opened them he couldn't figure out why he wasn't aloud to eat the rest. Think we need to work on sharing just a little with this little guy.

We took a picture of daddy with all of his gifts. We always do this with all of the kids so we decided daddy needed to do the same thing.

Emily mad Daddy a football cake which was always his favorite as a little boy.

Happy Birthday Dad hope you had a great time. We all love you and are so blessed by all you do for us.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Things Are Changing

Yeah my body is finally getting ready to do something. I have been a little discouraged lately because I haven't had very many Braxton Hicks and no contractions at all. I usually do this the last month so I was beginning to think I would carry this baby forever. (I know I won't but when you get to this point you just want to have the baby) So last night while I was watching Biggest Loser with the kids I started having just the beginning of those wonderful contractions. They were very mild but a few of them were a little uncomfortable. I waited it out and it lasted about three hours and then stopped. For me that is showing me that my body is getting ready and that we are really going to have a baby sometime this month. Hopefully it will be sooner than later.